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    Roman Klonek: Fat Of The Land

Illustration: Roman Klonek's back with a sumptuous show of amazing woodcuts

Posted by Rob Alderson,

It’s almost been a full calendar year since we last checked in with Polish, German-based illustrator Roman Klonek but his new show in Hamburg gives us the perfect excuse to revisit this master of the woodcut. There’s a dreamlike quality running throughout his new series, with odd animalistic figures, strange unidentifiable objects and totemistic patterns combining to form scenes (or in the case of Fat of the Land above, entire worlds) which have unsettling echoes of the creations of our subconscious. Occasionally little snippets of what looks like Cyrillic text add to the otherworldly experience, but on the whole Roman is happy to let his magisterial image-making speak for itself.

Roman Klonek: Woodprints runs at Feinkunst Krueger in Hamburg from July 6 until July 27.

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Posted by Rob Alderson

Editor-in-Chief Rob oversees editorial across all three It’s Nice That platforms; online, print and events. He has a background in newspaper journalism and a particular interest in art, advertising and photography. He is the main host of the Studio Audience podcast.